This tag is for questions about using timers in code to make things happen in a certain order or for gathering amount of time elapsed.

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A small timer in C

I needed to make a timer to profile small programs a while back. My use wasn't for a major project or mission critical code or anything even remotely close to that, just for personal learning ...
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StopWatch app in android

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Detecting the duration of a button press in a microcontroller project

I'm a C++ newbie and so far have written my code mostly in an not OO way. Since this is getting confusing I'd like to start creating libraries for some of the functionalities that I've implemented. ...
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XCTestCase#waitFalseExpectationUntilTimeout implementation

I am working on an iOS project and I'm in charge of testing most parts of it. As I write some tests, I often have the need to wait for an asynchronous method to finish, and then test that something ...
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Basic game engine: timer, FPS and logic loop

I'm creating a simple Java game engine (just for fun). The idea is to create a basic framework for developing any kind of 2D game, an abstract engine that does the hard work. Would you like to review ...
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Update method using timer in WinForms Poker app

I have a WinForms Poker app that needs to update some stuff and im doing this by using a timer: ...
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Simple load testing script in bash

Here's the code ...
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A reusable AJAX polling function

I have written a small JavaScript function which performs an AJAX request every x seconds. I was hoping some of you could give it a look over and give me any pointers on redundant code or bad ...
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Script to pick random answers for a vocabulary quiz

I am making a small script, which, when run in the console on Vocabulary.com, picks one answer (the third or fourth) and clicks. Then the code checks if the answer was wrong or right and goes to the ...
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Chess countdown timer for Arduino LCD Keypad

I'm very new to C++ and Arduino, with a background in Python. I've written this code for a countdown timer and a simple menu to set the time available to each player, using button handling code from ...
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Event timers database interaction layer

I've just started with the basics of OOP. At first it looked complicated, but once I just started with it, it seemed so easy and everything seems to work like a charm, and that's why I'm unsure if I'm ...
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Lower the volume of my computer over time in Python

I wrote a program to gradually lower the volume of my computer when I go to sleep so I can fall asleep with TV or music on. This was my first time using argparse and I feel like there should be a ...
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Custom countdown second timer

I'm making a card game and I found useful to include a 60 second countdown timer. Here is my approach: ...
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Restarting properly

I have an activity with a timer in it, which starts an activity when the timer goes down. Before, when onPause() would get called after a phone call, my activity ...
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Millisecond timer using plain standard C++98

For development I'm using timer classes that are based on Win32 functions like QueryPerformanceCounter() or the time stamp counter of Intel-compatible CPUs. ...
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setTimeout and setInterval

Problem statement After 10 sec of execution of a program, start reading the property descriptors of each property of an object and continue reading all remaining properties each, every 3 ...
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Minimalist countdown timer with C#

I'm looking to add a module to one of my utility classes that functions as a countdown timer for tools that execute tasks after a certain amount of time. The code below is what I have working for PoC, ...
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Periodically monitor if record is not updated using Node, Event and setTimeOut

Here is my scenario: Every user checks in every five minutes. If some user doesn't check in after 5 minutes, I should be able to keep track of it. If some user doesn't check in N number of times, an ...
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Rubik's cube timer & scrambler

This uses a linked list to store the data. I used a linked list as it's the only type of data structure that I know currently. Using chrono, I can get microseconds ...
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Precise timings with low jitter via RDTSC (for x86 and x64)

The Win32 API has a so-called 'high performance counter' (QueryPerformanceCounter() and friends) but often it is neither precise enough nor reliable enough, due to ...
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Executing periodic tasks

I am writing a code in Golang to execute a periodic function (every 2 second). According to documentation and an example I have written two programs. Can anybody tell which one is better? Also, is ...
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Pomodoro Timer in Javascript

I've made a Pomodoro Timer application. All it does is countdown from a time in minutes given by the user to 0:00. It does this first for a session time, and then switches to a break timer and ...
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sleep() function [closed]

I wrote a sleep() function in C, but I don't know is it harmless and cross-platform. Here its code: ...
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Measuring performance of code using StopWatch

I have created a StopWatch class to measure the performance of any code. I use this StopWatch code in any of my multithreading projects as well. ...
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Simple stopwatch class

I'm not sure what the best way is when dealing with users calling start() multiple times or stop() before calling ...
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Writing C#'s analog of setTimeout, setInterval and clearInterval

I got tired of starting timer every time I need to do something simple as running some function 5 seconds after something in my code happens. So I tried to write a function (actually, 3 of them: ...
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Egg timer in Bash

I just started to learn programming, going through a lot of different tutorials, trying out different programming languages and I stumble in the same sort of questions all over the place. I give you ...
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A version of the Pebble Big Time watch face that also displays the date

I'm seeking style pointers, bugs, memory leaks, incorrect usage etc. ...
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MyTimer based on QTimer

I needed a timer that fires in intervals for a given duration when e.g. a button is pressed. The button can be pressed several times thus I thought it would be easiest to create a new timer for each ...
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Rate limiting function calls

I wanted to write a function that when applied to another would rate limit it, but permit all calls to eventually make it through. Comments and criticism welcome. ...
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“Ticker” for game timing

I designed a "Ticker" based on how I imagine Minecraft's tick system works. My ticker calls a method tickRate times a second and provides a Delta Time value (...
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Timer in pure JavaScript

I was working on a timer code in pure JavaScript and would like to know any pointers to improve: Features Start/ Stop/ Reset on click of a button. Set limit to clock. Update class name for warning ...
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Auctioneer calling “Going once… going twice… sold!”

I feel like the if-else combination isn't the most optimal and I'm also not sure if I need a loop ...
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Case of System.Timers.Timer vs System.Threading.Timer

I have a console application that I want to use to send an email notification every day at some time (call it 06:00 local time). To do so at the moment I am using a ...
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Simple JavaScript timer function

I've written a timer to start when the page loads, and to stop when the user clicks a "finished" button: ...
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Pomodoro Timer via setTimeout()

I've made my attempt to code timer entirely by hand using jQuery. No external libraries to manage time at all. ...
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Creating a Tomato Timer

I have completed a FreeCodeCamp exercise to create a tomato timer and chosen to do so with vanilla Javascript. Although it works, I don't like in how many places I am checking against two state ...
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Javascript: timer function

This is a function I made for a timer that counts down and performs a callback at the end. It seems to work fine, but I think the code is not very clean and has some unnecessary bits; also I would ...
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Ability System in my game

I'm writing a game in C# Monogame, and I've decided to make my project as modular as possible. GitHub At first, I've had a single project with a folder that's separated inside to other folders ...
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Task Reminder - Repeatedly notify every 6 hours

So I'm very much a beginner to Java and Android programming. I've worked a lot more with Python so I might have some quirks from there bleeding into my code here. I'd like a particular focus on ...
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Pomodoro Timer via setInterval

I'm hoping for some input on if my code is DRY or how I could have made it more efficient. I am pretty new in terms of jQ/JavaScript and this took me far longer than I care to admit. I will post the ...
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Creating an in-memory ViewCounter that commits to database every 10 minutes

This singleton is responsible for counting every pageview (called Routes in our case) we get by id, until the timer runs out and commits the results to the database in one query. Then the counter gets ...
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A low tech approach to measuring game speed

Whilst developing a game I needed a delay routine capable of doing delays ranging from 0.5 sec to just a few msec. The obvious choice was to use the BIOS delay function 86h on int 15h. In a true real ...
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Is a Timer the best way to achieve recursive in Android?

I'm changing the Viewpager items programmatically using mViewPager.setCurrentItem(position); with a regular interval of time recursively. Please tell me if this is ...
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Time spend in scoped timer

I want to check some timing of my (pre-C11) C++ and wrote a class: ...
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Debounce in Scala

This is my attempt at implementing debounce in Scala without any 3rd party library. How can I improve the code/make it more idiomatic (and any bugs I might have missed)? ...
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Abstracting test suite for simple performance evaluation in Java

Today, I sat down to write a tiny performance test to quickly assess a hunch I had regarding an optimization. The resulting code eventually got rather large for my taste; thus I subsequently tried to ...
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Portable method of getting time in C

Mac doesn't have the Unix clock_gettime so I am trying to create something that's really portable and only dependent on C. So far I've come across this function: ...
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Hash table with “Time To Live” elements

Recently, I got a very interesting task: to realize the hash table that works in multi-process server in common memory, each element of which must have a TTL property. It was suggested to implement ...
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Countdown timer in PHP

Using PHP and jQuery, I was able to make this countdown timer. I've searched various books and obviously on Google, but couldn't find this type of approach as used by me here. I sincerely feel there ...